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9-Day Chicago to New Orleans, Nashville, Springfield, St. Louis, Atlanta, Chattanooga and Chicago City Tour (Free Airport Pickup)

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9-Day Chicago to New Orleans, Nashville, Springfield, St. Louis, Atlanta, Chattanooga and Chicago City Tour (Free Airport Pickup)
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Departure City Chicago IL US
Return City Chicago IL US
Language Chinese and English
Available Days Tue (2019-01-01 To 2019-12-31) | Random Dates
Duration 9 Day(s) / 8 Night(s)
Tour code GOL-CHI-149A

Explore Millennium Park, Cloud Gate, Buckingham Fountain, Chicago Theater, Magnificent Mile, Grant Park, 360-CHICAGO, Lincoln Home, Illinois State Capitol, Gateway Arch, Cathedral Basilica, Memphis Pyramid, Graceland, Oak Alley Plantation, Swamp Tour, French Quarter, Jackson Square, Café du Monde, Steamboat Natchez, Garden District, National WWII Museum, CNN Headquarters, Centennial Olympic Park, World of Coca-Cola, Horsemanship Dinner, Ruby Falls, Rock City, Lookout Mountains, State Capitol Building, Purdue University, Fair Oaks Farm, and Indiana State House on our exciting bus tour starting from Chicago with special discounts and hotel accommodations.

Day 1
Home – Chicago Airport Pick Up / Night Tour

Fly from your hometown and reach the major airports in Chicago city. Guests reaching Midway International Airport (MDW) or O'Hare International Airport (ORD) from 9: 00 AM to 9:00 PM are able to take our complimentary airport pick up facility *whereas the other time arrivals can take our paid pick-up facility as 120$ for the first two individuals and 10$ for each additional passenger. Our travel guides will be waiting for the arrivals at the Baggage Claim Area of the airport. After that, guests will be escorted and checked-in at the hotels to catch up on some rest. Later, all the guests are invited to join our Night Tour which explores the best of nightlife in Chicago with stops ranging from Millennium Park to Michigan Avenue, Chicago Downtown, Magnificent Mile, Crown Fountain, Chicago River, Michigan Lakeside, and more. Overnight stay in Chicago.

Hotel: Holiday Inn or Similar.

Day 2
Chicago City Tour

Guests will set off early in the morning to explore the top-notch sites and vibrant culture of Chicago city. First, our guests will be taken to Millennium Park which highlights the brilliant architecture, sculpture, and landscapes of the city; enjoy witnessing the Cloud Gate site, Trump Tower, and much more at the park. After our guests browse the renowned Buckingham Fountain, we arrive at the Navy Pier, home to the region’s finest shops, restaurants, family attractions, and exhibition facilities. Enter the famous Chicago Theater, built in a magnificent historical architecture. Our tour group is headed towards Magnificent Mile in Michigan Avenue. Upon arrivals, guests will enjoy discovering the Art Institute of Chicago, Chicago Water Tower, Grant Park, and much more. Enter the 360-CHICAGO Observatory overlooking the breathtaking 360° panorama of this bustling old town. The Chicago Sightseeing Boat Cruise will definitely bring a delightful conclusion of the Chicago City Tour.  

Hotel: Holiday Inn or Similar.

Day 3
Chicago – Springfield – St. Louis

In the morning, our tour group will depart from Chicago and arrive at Springfield, the capital of US State of Illinois. Explore the Lincoln Home National Historic Site which has been the residence of former president Abraham Lincoln from 1844 to 1861. After that, make a brief stop at Illinois State Capitol building which was built in 1868 in a magnificent Renaissance Revival architecture. Continue the journey to St. Louis, the major city in US State of Missouri. Here, guests will discover the iconic Gateway Arch attraction, as well as pay visit to the renowned Cathedral Basilica of St. Louis. Overnight return to the hotels.

Hotel: Comfort Inn or Similar.

Day 4
St. Louis – Memphis Graceland

Start the day early in the morning by traveling across the Mississippi River to reach Memphis City in US State of Tennessee. Here, guests will enjoy discovering the Memphis Pyramid. After that, take a tour of Graceland, which is a 13.8-acre mansion once owned by the renowned actor and singer, Elvis Presley. Learn about the lifestyle, legacy, and achievement of Elvis Presley as we explore the charms of Graceland Mansion. Return to Jackson town to spend the night.

Hotel: Ramada Pearl Jackson Airport or Similar.

Day 5
New Orleans

In the morning, our tour group will arrive at New Orleans, a major Louisiana city on the Mississippi River. Here, guests will appreciate touring the Oak Alley Plantation site where hundreds of years old oak trees lead to a historical mansion with a servant quarter nearby. Experience taking the Swamp Tour and learn about the different ecosystems and wildlife in the region. Later, our guests will have an opportunity to take the New Orleans Night Tour (fee is included as $25 per person). Overnight stay in New Orleans.

Hotel: La Quinta Inn or Similar.

Day 6
New Orleans – Montgomery

In the morning, our tour group will discover the authentic culture of New Orleans. The highlight includes visits to the famous French Quarter, Cathedral Basilica, Royal Street, Bourbon Street, and Jackson Square. Make a stop at Café du Monde to taste the local delicacies, as well as authentic French cuisines. Discover the city views while taking a scenic Steamboat Natchez cruise. Our tour group won’t miss browsing the old French Market, Garden District, and City Park. Learn about the maritime history while visiting the National WWII Museum, also known as the D-day Museum. Return to Montgomery City Alabama to spend the night.

Hotel: La Quinta Inn or Similar.

Day 7
Montgomery – Atlanta

Depart in the morning for Atlanta. Make the first stop at Centennial Olympic Park, a 21-acre public park located in the heart Atlanta Downtown. Take a tour of the CNN Headquarters, and discover behind the scene secret of live studio sets and more. Arrive at World of Coca-Cola Headquarters to learn about the history and manufacturing of the world’s largest soft drink brand. Before we return to the hotels, guests will appreciate Horsemanship Dinner. Overnight stay in Atlanta.

Hotel: Days Inn or Similar.

Day 8
Chattanooga – Nashville

Start the day early in the morning by heading towards the Chattanooga city. Make the first stop at the famous Ruby Falls, as well as experience an inclined railway ride to the summit. Explore the Rock City landmark and discover the breathtaking views of Lookout Mountains. After that, we arrive in Nashville, known the city of music. Here, we will tour the State Capitol Building and the renowned Country Music Hall of Fame. Overnight return to the hotels.

Hotel: Ramada Louisville, Days Inn or Similar.

Day 9
Indianapolis – Purdue University – Chicago

In the morning, guests will be taken to Indianapolis, the capital and most populous city in US State of Indiana. Explore the Indiana State House, and continue the journey to Purdue University in Lafayette. Guests will enjoy touring the Fair Oaks Farm. Next, our tour group returns to Chicago to conclude the tour; guests will be transferred to the O'Hare International Airport (ORD) for the flights booked after 7:00 PM.

IMPORTANT NOTES
  • 1. The order of itinerary may change without any notice depending on weather situations or for some other unforeseen circumstances.
  • 2. The order of activities held during the tour is planned by the tour guide. So, it may be different from what is mentioned on the tour page. On fewer occasions, Tour Guide has to skip an attraction or few during the tour depending on weather, traffic, group interest or some other reason.
  • 3. Some attractions are seasonal. So, when they are closed they will be replaced with some other attraction.
  • 4. You can skip some optional activities during the tour and plan something on your own. Make sure that you coordinate with Tour guide and stay with the group with next activity. Please note you cannot stay on the bus if you skip some optional activity.
  • 5. Probable hotel names are mentioned in the itinerary. It can be similar or a different hotel of the similar rating. Exact Hotel details can only be provided one day before the departure.
  • 6. Maximum 4 people of any age can stay in 1 Room in the hotel.
  • 7. These tours are conducted in a group. A group can have people of several cultures. We expect each person to coordinate with Tour guide to make sure things are on track.
  • 8. Though attractions are optional but you have to at least take 2 attractions.
  • 9. Please book your flights after receiving e-ticket for your tour.
cost includes

  Passengers will be picked up and dropped off to their chosen locations. (Please take notice of locations and times of pick up)

  Transport will be provided with an air conditioned deluxe coach. A 15 seat Mercedes minibus with high top may also be used depending on the number of passengers taking part in the tour.

  A professional tour escort will be with you throughout the tour.

  Passengers are offered hotel accommodation for nights.

  Tour package price includes all taxes.

  Free Airport Pickup is available on this tour.

cost Excludes

  It is possible for rates to change without notice.

  Airport pickup service charges $10/person.

  Cash payments of admission fee for Optional Activities would be made to the guide. Optional activities price may change or can be different as displayed on the website.

  Though meals and drinks are not a part of the package the guide will arrange them upon request.

  Minimum service charges for the driver and the guide will be $10 per person per day.

  Telephone services, laundry services, Alcoholic drinks and beverages are private room charges.

  Travel insurance.

  Additional personal expenditure.

Note: Customers should not buy admission tickets or passes on their own and use them on this discounted tours. In case they do, they will have to arrange their own transport.



Attractions Adult Child (3-11 yrs) Senior (65+ yrs)
Architectural Cruise, IL$35.00$21.00$32.00
Art Institute of Chicago, IL$25.00$0.00$19.00
Chicago 360, IL$25.00$18.00$25.00
Chicago Cruise, IL$38.00$28.00$38.00
Chicago Night Tour, IL$25.00$15.00$25.00
Chicago Theater, IL$15.00$10.00$15.00
CNN Headquarters, GA$18.00$15.00$17.00
Graceland (Elvis Presley Mansion), TN$39.00$18.00$35.00
Lookout Mountain Incline Railway, TN$17.00$9.00$17.00
Medieval Times Dinner Theater, GA$67.00$42.00$67.00
New Orleans Night Tour, LA$25.00$15.00$25.00
New Orleans Swamp Tour, LA$34.00$26.00$34.00
Oak Alley Plantation, LA$25.00$7.00$25.00
Rock City Gardens, GA$23.00$13.00$23.00
Ruby Falls, TN$23.00$15.00$23.00
The National WWII Museum, LA$27.00$18.00$24.00
World of Coca-Cola, GA$19.00$15.00$17.00
Important Notes
  • 1. All the prices are listed in USD.
  • 2. Tour display price is based on double occupancy. It is the price each person will pay if a group of two is traveling.
  • 3. Prices may change without any notice.
  • 4. Prices include hotel accommodation, transportation and taxes.
  • 5. Admission Tickets to different places and meals are NOT included in the tour price.
  • 6. Mandatory Tip for tour guide and driver are NOT included.
  • 7. Only the tour guide can purchase entrance tickets for you. Pre-purchased tickets are NOT acceptable.
  • 8. A free (i.e. Buy 2 Get 1 Free) person, not showing up on a departure date will result in a penalty. The penalty is usually the fourth person price, but it varies. Free person has to pay for some admission tickets that is included in the tour package price of Paid Person.
  • 9. There must be at least one passenger of 18 years for every booking made with GoldenBusTours. For Children between the age group of 2 to 14 years, a different price will be charged. Please refer to Child price on our pricing calendar. Child Age may vary between different bus operators. Maximum 4 people of any age can stay in 1 Room in the hotel. If the 5th person is infant you will be charged normally then with the second room as an expense.
  • 10. Activities are optional though, but each customer has to participate in 2 activities at least. No city pass allowed. Some attractions are mandatory. Each customer has to take part in them and have to pay for them in cash.
Departure Locations

Free Airport Pickup service is available from Chicago (MDW) OR O'Hare (ORD) airports between 9:00 AM to 9:00 PM. Meet the tour guide at baggage claim area and Waiting Area for international flights.    

Paid pickup service is available for 24 hours. $120 for 1 or 2 persons and $10 per additional person will be charged.    

24 hours free shuttle is available from airport to Hotel.    

Returns Locations

Free Airport Drop off service is available for O’Hare International Airport (ORD) for flights departing after 07:00 PM

Important Notes
  • 1. Arrive at departure location 10 to 15 minutes before the mentioned time to make sure you catch the bus on time. If in case you are late, the bus will not wait for you at the location and ultimately you will miss the entire tour (no refund in this case).
  • 2. Return time on the website is just an estimation. Expect some variation always. Time may change depending on traffic and weather situations
  • 3. There is a possibility that tour operator may use a shuttle to drop you off at the return location. It usually happens in the case of multiple return locations.
  • 4. You can leave the tour at any place only after signing a Tour Departure Form for leaving the tour early.
  • 5. Please note that price will stay the same even if you leave the tour early.
  • 6. If you have booked a pre-tour hotel stay, then you will have to arrange your own transport from hotel to departure location.
  • 7. If you have booked extra night hotel after the tour, then you will arrange transport from drop off point to hotel.
  • 8. On West Coast tours some bus operators have a lot of departure locations. A slow start is expected on these tours.
Reservation, Booking & Redemption

Terms & Conditions

Any travel service purchases indicate your acceptance of the Terms & Conditions set out herein.

You are advised to carefully read through and understand these Terms & Conditions before making your booking.


Tour Confirmation

You will get an email immediately once you place an order. Tour Confirmation usually takes 2, 3 days except for urgent order. Urgent orders can be confirmed in a day or even few hours, but we can’t assure success in these cases. On fewer occasions, some of the others may require a longer period of time for confirmation. You are advised not to book airline tickets unless you have received the confirmation.


E-Ticket (Mandatory to be on bus)

Your e-ticket includes complete operator information such as local telephone numbers at your destination. You are required to print the e-tickets and bring them along with you on the trip. They will be needed as proof of purchase.


Changes in Booking

You may incur a fee for any revisions or alterations made to the reservation when the booking has already been confirmed. Cancellation fees may be applied to things such as name changes or corrections. They may also apply to tour date changes or tour itinerary changes. Please note that no departure changes are permitted 72 hours before departure.


Changes in Tour Itinerary

We are continuously striving to improve tour itineraries and features. In the event of unforeseen circumstances that are beyond the control, we do reserve the right to vary the itineraries and to substitute hotels. Duplicate departures may operate during certain peak periods, sometimes in reverse order. As such, hotels may vary from those included on the itinerary pages.

Reschedule

⇒  $25/Transaction reschedule fee will be incurred if the reschedule occurs 8 days or more before the departure date.

⇒  $50/Transaction reschedule fee will be incurred if the reschedule occurs 4 to 7 days before the departure date.

⇒  No request to make any change will be entertained if request is sent 3 days before the departure date
 

Cancellation or Reschedule charges are applicable even if you are NOT able to take the tour because of visa rejection.

6% handling and Processing Fee in the case of any refund for all transactions.

Pricing

1. One room can accommodate maximum 4 people. Even if you are 5 people including 1 month old baby you still need 2 rooms.

2. If you can carry your child up to 3 years of age then you do not need to book seats for him. It may vary from one tour to another.

3. Service providers hold the right to change the itinerary and hotel arrangements without any notice.

4. Child (0-9 years) and Single traveler going on the tour have special rates. These prices vary from one tour to another.

5. Meals and Attractions are not included. You can ask your tour guide to try to arrange the meal for you as per your requirements. For attractions, admission fees pay it to the tour guide on the tour.

6. Prices may change without any notice because of prices fluctuation in the market.

7. All prices mentioned on the website are in US dollars.

8. In Case of Bank Wire Transfer customer have to bear Wire transfer fee.

9. Tour package price is inclusive of taxes.

10. Tour Prices are every individual and in view of room inhabitance.

Child Rate:

Child rates are applicable for children between (0-12 years) of age. Parents are advised to bring car seats for the safety of their child.

Buy 2 Get 3rd discounted: Get 3rd Ticket on special discounted rates on the purchase of 2 tickets.

Cancellation

No matter the reason for the cancellation, we are forced to carry costly charges from out travel and hotel providers in the form of penalties and fees that re-incurred when there is a cancellation of confirmed or pending bookings. As such, there are cancellation penalties or fees incurred. Determination of the time of cancellation will be done when the notice is received and confirmed by our office. You must make any notice of cancellation directly to GoldenBusTours by email or webmail at the Contact Us section.

We reserve the right to cancel or re-schedule any tour departure with respect to operating requirement or circumstances beyond control. In case a cancellation is made at any given moment in time before departure, our only liability as GoldenBusTours will be to refund you, the passenger with the amount we received for the booking of the tour. We will try our best to re-book the same or similar tour. We are not responsible for any cancellation penalties that may have been incurred on any other travel arrangements inclusive of separate purchase of air tickets.

We are not liable for any other travel arrangements that have been affected as a result of the cancellations.


 

Cancellation Charges

⇒  $75/person or 10% of transaction amount (whichever is higher) cancellation fee will be incurred if the cancellation occurs 8 days or more before the departure date.

⇒  $100/person or 50% of transaction amount (whichever is higher) cancellation fee will be incurred if the cancellation occurs 4 - 7 days before the departure date.

⇒  A 100%  cancellation fee of the total tour purchase will be incurred if the cancellation occurs 3 days before the departure date.

6% handling and Processing Fee in case of any refund for all transactions.


There is no refund for unused features. You forfeit the entire payment when you are a no show.

Cancellation or Reschedule charges are applicable even if you are NOT able to take the tour because of visa rejection. If you reschedule tour and later decides to cancel it then cancellation charges will be applicable to the original departure date and not to the rescheduled one.

In order for there not to be a cancellation, a minimum number of participants are required. We reserve the right to cancel a scheduled trip although every effort is made by us to ensure that normal operations are maintained.

For any refund case, we do include the discount offered already. This is where GoldenBusTours is playing its role to make sure its customers get the best available deal at an affordable price.

No refund request or complaint will be entertained after 30 days of tour departure. You have to send a formal complaint through email.

Note: More 30 days after the completion of the tour, we cannot grant any refunds.

Buy 2 Get 3rd Free: 

⇒  In the case of free passenger cancellation kindly update us 7 days before the departure. 

⇒  In the case of late cancellation request or free passenger does not show up on tour day then $128 will be charged.

Responsibility

1. We highly recommend you to provide your flight details while booking tour with us or at least send us flight details via email 3 days before your tour departure. In case of non-compliance, you will be asked to join your hotel on the first day of tour at your own expense

 

2. Please check our return timings before booking your return flights at the end of the tour. During high season (National and Summer Holidays) book your flights at least 1 hour later than the suggested time.

3. Before booking any tour make sure to go through every detail like tour itinerary, tour price, cancellation policy,  reschedule and refund policies.

4. You should either bring a printed copy of your E-Ticket or bring it in your smartphone on the day of tour departure. You should also bring a valid photo ID along with your E-Ticket. In the case of any issues for not carrying E-Ticket or Photo ID GoldenBusTour will not be responsible.

5. Make sure to provide a valid phone number so we can reach you in the case of any emergency.

6. Please read all important notes, inclusion, exclusion section, terms and conditions, policies and below notes.

    6a. Tour Operator holds the right to cancel the tour at any time depending on poor weather condition or some other unforeseen circumstances. However, GoldenBusTour will update its customers about the cancellation and shall not be held accountable for charges other than tour fees.

    6b. Change in tour price will not affect any confirmed booking.

    6c. Tour Operator can change the order of itinerary at any time without any notice.

7. You will be responsible for your travel documents during the tour.

8. Reach Departure location about 20 to 30 minutes before departure time. Unfortunately, no one will wait for you in case you get in late. The bus mostly has Bus Operator name and logo on it. Even if you are five minutes late and miss the bus then GoldenBusTours or Tour Operator will not be responsible. There will be no refund in this case. You will be charged 100% tour fee.

Harry Le
52 6

The team already mentioned us about the start of the tour and they mentioned how it is going to be, the tour guide was just talking to all the passengers and asking them where they came from just so everyone could feel sale and just as they arrived at some of their relatives. Although some of the passengers came from international flights that gave me a thought of letting me know about their experience. It was lovely being part of the group and the online seat booking facility just turned the beginning, even more, facilitating in such a way that we didn't have to go somewhere to book on this tour. Thanks.

Cong
43 2

To be honest, the journey has been one of the best tour experiences in the last summer season. We happen to discover many state capitol buildings like the Indianapolis, Nashville, Washington DC, and so one. At some of the tour, we really wished that we could never end the bus tour and we keep on enjoying like the days. I know the days won't come back but we can board on some other tour just to enjoy our time we previously enjoyed. There was something about the hotels, either they were economical class and they just lack on providing the quality services.

Disung
39 11

For me and my family, the journey was quite exhausted as we have never got up so early in the morning and then spend the busiest day of our lives. However, the tour guide services on the journey were impressive and quite helpful so that we could enjoy our time on the bus tour to the fullest. However, later the days we had to change our hotels, speaking on behalf of my family and me, the hotels could be much better rather than the ones in which chose to stay. It's also seemed like if we experience the journey in winters, there are much more opportunities and things to do in a perfect weather. Good days.

Mette
29 5

We had to make this tour big since we have already booked the tour seats online, we really hoped that the tour actually really paid off as they charged us quite a lot in the start, so it has to be good, hopefully, it turned out to be the best tour experiences for me and my friends. Taking my friends with me was a good choice since they make everything even more enjoyable.

Syaoran
26 10

It was great being part of the bus tour which started all the way from the Chicago and good thing is that it had the airport drops off facility for the passengers, we didn't have to worry about anything at all, everything was well managed by the tour operator who guided us throughout the course of this bus tour. The Cruise was really awesome, such a great view of the twinkling Chicago skylines on the waters, so great to see all that. Talking about the great sites, the state capitol buildings are becoming old and our bus guide mentioned us that the government is actually taking care of the building. However, there is so much more to add about our experience. It's was such a great bus tour during the last summer holidays.

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